X-Men Annual #4 [Direct]
(1980)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1980
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Louise Simonson (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Features a page of letters devoted to the Dark Phoenix saga.; indicia title: X-Men™ Annual Vol. 1 No. 4; cover title: King-Size Annual! X-Men™
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Beyond Dante's Darksome Doorway Lies... Nightcrawler's Inferno! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita Jr. (signed as Jr. J.R.)
Inks
Bob McLeod (signed as McLeod)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange; X-Men [Wolverine [Logan]; Storm; Colossus; Professor X; Kitty Pryde]
Reprints

Nightcrawler's Inferno (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Men / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What the-- ?!?
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler (origin); Kitty Pryde (joins)]; Dr. Strange; Stefan Szardos (introduction and death in flashback); Jimaine Szardos [Amanda Sefton]; Margali Szardos (villain); Minos (villain); Harpies (villain); Charon (cameo); Cerberus (cameo)
Synopsis
Full origin of Nightcrawler. The X-Men and Doc Strange try to rescue Kurt from his foster mother's hell. Amanda Sefton is Kurt's long lost love Jimaine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References to Dante's Inferno. Story depicts events leading directly to Nightcrawler's first appearance in Giant-Size X-Men #1. Published between X-Men #138 and 139.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from David Champagne, Laura Cooksey, Lucius Darko, and Brad Engstrand. Includes a small version of the cover to X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #137.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beyond Dante's Darksome Doorway Lies... Nightcrawler's Inferno!
    X-Men
  2. 1. Nightcrawler's Inferno
    X-Men
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    X-Mail
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